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Seagate to Lead Sage Storage Project for Exascale Horizon 2020


“We are excited that the H2020 SAGE Project gives us the opportunity to research and move HPC storage into the Exascale age,” said Ken Claffey, vice president and general manager, Seagate HPC systems business. “Seagate will contribute its unique skills and device technology to address the convergence of Exascale and Big Data, with an excellent selection of participants each bringing their own capabilities together to build the future of storage on an unprecedented scale.”

Video: DMF and Tiering Update


“DMF has been protecting data in some of the industries largest virtualized environments all over the world, enabling them to maintain uninterrupted online access to data for more than 20 years. Some customers have installations with over 100PB online data capacity, and billions of files, which they are able to manage at a fraction of the cost of conventional online architectures.”

SDSC Steps up with Upgraded Cloud and Storage Services

The reliable and scalable architecture of the SDSC Cloud was designed for researchers and departments as a low cost and efficient alternative to public cloud service providers.  Image: Kevin Coakley, SDSC

Today the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) announced that it has made significant upgrades to its cloud-based storage system to include a new range of computing services designed to support science-based researchers, especially those with large data requirements that preclude commercial cloud use, or who require collaboration with cloud engineers for building cloud-based services.

Lustre Development Update from LAD’15


Chris Morrone from OpenSFS/LLNL gave this talk at LAD’15. “The first thing I want to talk about is that is now managed collectively by OpenSFS and EOFS. So the site is now managed by the community. One of the major benefits of this is that the major mailing lists (lustre-announce, lustre-discuss, and lustre-devel) are now under our control, so we want everyone to come back to those mailing lists and start using them again.”

IBM Storage With OpenStack

IBM Cloud Service

While there is much discussion and products in the market regarding cloud computing and the ability to spin up a virtual machines quickly and efficiently, the fact remains that without planning for cloud based storage, the data will get lost. Simply put, without storage, there is no data.

Video: On the Role of Flash in Large-Scale Storage Systems


Nathan Rutman from Seagate presented this talk at the LAD’15 Conference. “So why is a spinning disk company talking about Flash? Last year, Seagate acquired Avago LSI’s flash division. We now have an array of flash-based storage. So I have nothing against Flash. This presentation is really on: Where does Flash make sense? I also have a personal agenda because I hate the term “Burst Buffer.” Everyone says “Burst Buffer” instead of saying “Flash.” It drives me crazy. So I’m going to explain what a Burst Buffer is and what it is not.”

BSC and Integrating Persistent Data and Parallel Programming Models


Toni Cortés from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center presented this talk at the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference. “BSC is the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain and was officially constituted in April 2005. BSC-CNS manages MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located at the Torre Girona chapel. The mission of BSC-CNS is to investigate, develop and manage information technology in order to facilitate scientific progress.”

Spectra Logic to Offer LTO-7 Technology


Today Spectra Logic announced it is now taking orders for Spectra tape libraries configured with Linear Tape-Open Generation 7 (LTO-7) technology. The combination of LTO-7, the industry-standard for tape technology, and Spectra tape libraries will result in the best storage density available per dollar.

Podcast: Dell Workshop on Large Genomic Data sets Coming to La Jolla Sept. 15

David Bump, Dell

In this podcast, David Bump from Dell describes an upcoming Workshop on large genomic data sets coming to La Jolla, California on Sept. 15, 2015. “Please join us for this one day workshop featuring presentations from Dell, Appistry, UNC Chapel Hill, Arizona State University, and TGen who all will share their cutting-edge results and best practices for helping labs process, manage, and analyze large genomic data sets. You will also hear from Intel and Nvidia on their latest HPC/Big Data technology innovations.”

DDNtool Streamlines File System Monitoring at Oak Ridge


Over at Oak Ridge, Eric Gedenk writes that monitoring the status of complex supercomputer systems is an ongoing challenge. Now, Ross Miller from OLCF has developed DDNtool, which provides a single interface to 72 controllers in near real time.